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Meet the 2017 Laureates: Walter L. Miller, MD

Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award Walter L. Miller, MD Walter L. Miller, MD, is distinguished professor emeritus of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology at UC San Francisco, where he served as chief of Endocrinology and director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship for almost two decades. His career has been characterized by his courage...
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City of Hope Sets New Goal for Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Curing type 1 diabetes in six years is the new goal of Duarte, Calif., based City of Hope’s Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute. Through the generosity of the Wanek family and gifts from anonymous donors, the institution will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an innovative research...
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Meet the 2017 Laureates: Laurence Katznelson, MD

Laurence Katznelson Outstanding Educator Award Laurence Katznelson, MD   Professor Laurence Katznelson, MD, has had a very productive career as a clinical investigator in neuroendocrinology, making important contributions to our understanding of acromegaly, Cushing disease, and hypopituitarism. Moreover, he is clearly one of the elite endocrinology and internal medicine educators in the U.S. As the director of...
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Meet the 2017 Laureates: Klaus H. Kaestner, PhD

kaestner-klaus-final Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research Klaus H. Kaestner, PhD   I am delighted to nominate Klaus H. Kaestner, PhD, for an Endocrine Society Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research. Dr. Kaestner’s work has combined innovative mouse genetics with state-of-the-art functional genomics to understand the molecular basis of the development and function of...
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Meet the 2017 Laureates: Janet Hall, MD

hall-janet Sidney H. Ingbar Distinguished Service Award Janet Hall, MD Since her first service to the Endocrine Society as an abstract reviewer in 1990, Dr. Hall has served continuously on journal boards, Society committees, and/or in Society leadership positions. She has been a strong advocate of clinical and translational research both within and outside the Society;...
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Sweet & Lowdown: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain

sweetlow-soda Controlled trials show non-nutritive sweeteners can sometimes help in weight loss, but observational and animal studies raise concerns about their risks. A patient asks: “Do you recommend the use of artificial sweeteners, as in diet sodas, for weight loss?” Do you respond: Randomized controlled trials consistently show that diet sodas are helpful for weight loss...
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Women Dissatisfied with Long PCOS Diagnosis Process

A large international survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led...
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CMS Lays Groundwork for CGM Coverage

On January 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would be including continuous glucose monitors (CGM) in a new category of durable medical equipment for therapeutic use. This ruling follows many years of advocacy by the Endocrine Society (ES) and its coalition partners to expand coverage for CGM to the...